Web Seminar: Advanced wastewater treatment for API reduction: Results of CWPharma project and proceedings in Sweden

29 October 2020
9:00am - 4:30pm

The overall aim of the CWPharma Project  is to reduce the load of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) going into the aquatic environment and especially the Baltic Sea. Municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) are relevant point sources of APIs, as they treat the wastewater from public households, hospitals and industry of the connected catchment area. However, conventional “state-of-the-art” WWTPs can only remove some APIs whereas other APIs can pass the WWTP with minor to no reduction. Therefore, reduction of a broad range of APIs can only be achieved by using targeted advanced treatment techniques such as ozonation or powdered and granular activated carbon, respectively.

Within this web seminar, results and recommendations from the CWPharma project on advanced wastewater treatment will be presented along with the current proceedings of this topic in Sweden, including presenters from Lund University (LTH), Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL), the Swedish Water & Waste Water Association, Swedish EPA and Lidköping municipality (VA). There will also be a presentation of a digital twin of the ozone reactor in Linköping.


Presentations for download (pdf):

(C. Sund, CEO of Tekniska Verken i Linköping AB)

Overview of CWPharma project
(U. Miehe, Berlin Centre of Competence For Water – KWB)

Evaluation and experiences of full-scale ozonation
(R. Sehlén, Tekniska Verken i Linköping AB)

Ozonation of wastewater with high bromide content
(S.B. Larsen, Kalundborg Utility)

Ecotoxicity results and biotest recommendations for evaluation of advanced waste water treatment
(M. Lukas, German Environment Agency)

Recommendations for advanced wastewater treatment
(M. Stapf, Berlin Centre of Competence for Water – KWB)

Funding for full scale API removal projects in Sweden
(M. Lüdtke, Swedish EPA)

Swedish procurment group for API removal facilities
(J. Olsson, Swedish Water & Waste Water Association/ Käppala WWTP)

(Real-time) prediction of bromate formation and micropollutant removal with digital twins for ozonation
(W. Audenaert, AM-TEAM)

Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive, EQS and the Weser verdict
(P. Sörngård, Swedish Water & Waste Water Association)

Updates from LIWE/LIFE project: New permit and current status
(G. Magnusson, Lidköping Municipality)